23 Aug 2014
67° Mostly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by legallyblonde27
Patch Instagram photo by legallyblonde27
Patch Instagram photo by ermyceap
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by lilyava299
Patch Instagram photo by _mollfairhurst
Patch Instagram photo by thecontemporaryhannah
Patch Instagram photo by lucyketch

Abingdon Man Arrested in Carney Gun Assault

Police say the incident occurred on Summit Avenue Thursday evening.

Abingdon Man Arrested in Carney Gun Assault Abingdon Man Arrested in Carney Gun Assault

A 30-year-old Abingdon man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a woman by pointing a gun at her during a heated argument over a paternity test at a home in the 3100 block of Summit Avenue.

Police said they arrested Christopher Michael Gelston of the 1000 block of Seray Court in Abingdon.

A search of the vehicle Gelston drove to the Summit Avenue home, a rented blue Ford Escape registered in Tennessee, revealed a waist pack filled with ammunition in various calibers, a military field pack containing a machete, knife, flashlight and military-style goggles, a white club with the words "white power stick" written on it in black paint, several blood-covered shooting targets, and a JC Higgins Model 31 .22 caliber rifle, among other items, according to a police report.

Also recovered at the scene was the HiPoint C9 9 millimeter Luger handgun allegedly used in the assault.

A search of online court records shows that Gelston was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, posession of a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure, posession of a handgun, felony use of a firearm in a violent crime, illegal posession of a firearm, illegally having a handgun in a vehicle, possessing a handgun with a prior felony conviction and posession of a rifle or shotgun with a prior felony conviction.

Court records also show that Gelston has two open appeals in Baltimore County court in regards to a 2000 assault case where he pleaded guilty and a 2008 case where he was found guilty of possessing a dangerous weapon on school property and sentenced to three years in jail.

He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of $200,000 bond. A preliminary hearing date has been set for July 13.

Share This Article